Atiku, PDP donate N40m to victims of party’s rally accident in Plateau

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDD, Atiku Abubakar, has donated the sum of N30 million to the 83 people who sustained injuries in the recent accident involving supporters of the party in Plateau State.

Recall that 16 party supporters also lost their lives in the fatal incident which occurred near a bridge in Panyam community, Mangu LGA of the state. The victims were returning from the party’s zonal rally in Pankshin Local Government Area of the state.

Atiku announce the donation when he visited the state in company of the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, and some party chieftains, on Sunday.

The former vice president also paid a condolence visit to the former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, at his Du country home in Jos.

Atiku commended MrJang for the leadership of the PDP in Plateau and assured him, “Nobody makes sacrifices without the sacrifice being acknowledged and appreciated.”

Also speaking, Ayu equally condoled the PDP family in the state and the people of Plateau State over the sad incident and prayed to God to give them the strength to bear the irreparable loss.

Ayu also announced a donation of N10 million to the accident victims on behalf of the national PDP and said that their sacrifices would not be in vain.

He assured that they would continue to work hard not just for the PDP, but for the country “to rebuild the country with greater facilities that such a thing will not happen again.”